Tracy Peternell


Tracy Peternell is a mother of two, writer, editor, certified teacher and healthy living enthusiast.

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Best U-Pick Berry Farms in the Vancouver-Area

By Tracy Peternell / June 16, 2023

Read on for a list of the top U-pick berry farms, with markets and tons of great activities around Vancouver. Some even offer ice cream!

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The Best Patios in Vancouver for Kids & Families

By Tracy Peternell / May 15, 2023

The smell of good patio food is in the air and the sound of laughter and clinking glasses reminds us that life should be lived outside.

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The Best Pools & Splash Pads in Vancouver

By Tracy Peternell / July 6, 2022

Check out the following list for the best in fun and entertaining pools and splash pads in Vancouver and surrounding areas.

14 Perfect Spots for Date Night in Vancouver

By Tracy Peternell / March 9, 2022

If you’ve finally got a night away from the kids, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 14 unique spots for date night in Vancouver for the perfect date.

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8 Stunning Vancouver Hikes for Families

By Tracy Peternell / October 30, 2019

For many, hiking is best enjoyed in the sun. But these Vancouver hikes for families are so good, so beautiful, you’ll want to get out there, rain or shine.

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Age-Appropriate Cooking Tasks for Kids

By Tracy Peternell / October 3, 2019

Here are some helpful ways to introduce your kids to the kitchen and to a whole new relationship with food.

10 Fall Adventures in Vancouver for Weekends Filled with Festive Family Fun

By Tracy Peternell / September 23, 2019

With kids back to school, and our weekdays full of chaos, weekends offer us time to enjoy our friends and family in this incredible west coast city.

Kind is the New Cool: 15 Ways for Kids to Give Back in Their Vancouver Community

By Tracy Peternell / September 19, 2019

Giving back to those in need is a valuable way for kids to learn about the commonalities we share as human beings and the intrinsic worth of all people. Here are 15 ways your kids can give back and feel good doing it.

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An Age-Appropriate Guide for Kids Chores

By Tracy Peternell / September 13, 2019

Part of guiding our kids through childhood and into the world of adulting involves lessons in accountability. Assigning kids chores is a great way to do this.

10 Simple, Creative School Lunch Ideas for Picky Eaters

By Tracy Peternell / August 28, 2019

These creative school lunch ideas are simple, but crowd-pleasing and easy to make (many ahead of time) for lunchtime wins for everyone.